Day 7 | Sunday | CELEBRATION

Sabbath is a weekly season of celebration, rest, and remembering both who and whose we are.

Sabbath time can be a revolutionary challenge to the violence of overwork, mindless accumulation, and the endless multiplication of desires, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Sabbath is a way of being in time where we remember who we are, remember what we know, and taste the gifts of spirit and eternity.

Like a path through the forest, Sabbath creates a marker for ourselves so, if we are lost, we can find our way back to our center. “Remember the Sabbath” means “remember that everything you have received is a blessing. Remember to delight in your life, in the fruits of your labor. Remember to stop and offer thanks for the wonder of it.” Remember, as if we would forget. Indeed, the assumption is that we will forget. And history has proven, that, given enough time, we will.

—Wayne Muller

Each Sunday you will be invited to a simple Sabbath celebration.

Exercise

Light a candle in the early evening and gather those around you to tell stories about how God is expressing His goodness and care in your lives during this season. What are you thankful for? And then tell Him in prayer.